It’s an interesting time for Quinnovation. New things are afoot business wise, and some personal changes are underway as well. All end up being natural and/or for the good, but…seldom are things as easy as you’d hope and expect. So here are some reflections on coping with change.
First, there are some changes afoot for Quinnovation. If all comes together as planned, there’ll be some updates come the new year. Yet these changes, welcomed as they are, will require me to adopt some new work practices. For instance, my attempts at project management will need to become more effective. I’ve been working on it, but I need to instill some new habits. I’m putting in place some steps, but…not everything works as well as you’d hope. Useful watchwords here are concepts like acceptance and agility.
Which is also true for some expected, but significant personal things. Of course, these are more complicated. They entail large bureaucracies, not just leveraging interpersonal relationships with the principals. Thus, you run into all the flaws of complicated systems, and things fall through the cracks. They’re also largely immovable objects, so remedying problems is an exercise in calm. Watchwords here might be patience and persistence.
Of course, some are just new events in familiar guises, such as new clients, e.g. Quinnovation as usual. Here the mechanisms are familiar, but details are different. This requires reliance on updating familiar patterns to new circumstances. Useful watchwords here are adaptation and execution.
I’m reminded of April Rinne’s Flux, which I recently reviewed. It’s a good time for me to review her 8 superpowers for coping with change. I’m positive and committed, but I also have to acknowledge the shift from my comfort zone. However, that’s what learning’s all about, right? It’s partly formal and partly informal learning, yet this is what I do. So here’s to more learning!